And here it is, the official name post! We will be naming our son Connor Dao Oberly.
Connor was actually the "boy option" name we had for Riley. We liked it for the same reasons that we liked "Riley"-- we found the name to be relatively uncommon, but not too weird. When we found out baby #2 was a boy, we started exploring other names, but found ourselves back to "Connor" every time, so we decided to stick to it.
Dao is my dad's first name. I like the idea of passing on some Vietnamese heritage to our kids with their middle names, and I thought it would be an honor for Connor to carry on the name of a man who has greatly impacted my life. I know my dad was equally as touched that we asked him if we could use his name as Connor's middle name.
Connor is of Irish origin, and it means "hound lover." If Connor has the same type of relationship with our beagle Indy that Riley has, the name will hold true to its meaning. Dao is Vietnamese for religion, another reason Eric and I loved the name.
So there you have it, my half Asian kids with Irish names.